New College House Don Dean Hammer told the Common Hour audience on Nov. 21 that since opening at Franklin & Marshall College in 2005, the College Houses have transformed the campus culture, expanded classroom experiences, and enhanced the college curriculum.
A four-member panel of healthcare experts told a Franklin & Marshall College audience Nov. 18 that a single-payer system in which the federal government would absorb the cost of care would provide quality care to everyone. Funding would come from a healthcare tax that would be based on income level. They also said it would drive down costs by eliminating the majority of administrative expenses.
Four area college presidents visited Franklin & Marshall College to discuss the topic of "Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)" at the Nov. 14 Common Hour. F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield introduced the panel that included John Anderson of Millersville University, Carol Lytch of Lancaster Theological Seminary, John "Ski" Sygielski of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and William Griscom of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Since the exhibition's opening on Sept. 13, the Franklin & Marshall College community has found much to enjoy in "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society." Faculty in art, history, and science are using the landscapes in various contexts, from aesthetic to historic to environmental.
Nick Turse, author of "Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam," spoke to a Franklin & Marshall College audience at a Nov. 4 public lecture series, "Irregular War: Guerrillas, Partisans, Bandits, and Mujahedeen," about the hundred of atrocities that occurred during that war.
Stuart Pimsler, a Class of 1971 graduate who, as co-director of the nationally renowned Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, will share his experiences this week while in Franklin & Marshall College residency. He and his co-director wife, Suzanne Costello, will meet with classes on campus Nov. 5, 6 and 8 to discuss using various forms of artistic expression -- from dance and motion to music and storytelling, all of it in performance -- in fields ranging from the arts to public health to writing.
As new technologies prompt new questions for scientists, our understanding of the brain is fundamentally changing, said Franklin & Marshall alumnus Alan Leshner, a psychology professor and presidential appointee at the National Science Board. He spoke Thursday on "Neuroscience, the Public and Public Policy" at the College's weekly Common Hour.
Franklin & Marshall College will go up against the University of California – Santa Cruz this weekend as the College hosts the 2013 Men's Water Polo Division III National Collegiate Club Championship for the first time. The Diplomats will play the first game of the two-day tournament, at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kunkel Aquatic Center in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.